Microsoft, in the latest press meet, has announced that the next edition of its most awaited productivity suite will be available for both personal and enterprise users. The all-new versions of Microsoft Office will be available for Windows and macOS users by the end of this year. The firm did not reveal the specifics about the latest consumer version but has said that it will announce new features in the mid-year.
The company has divulged more specifics in the commercial version, including Dynamic Arrays and XLOOKUP in Excel, dark mode support across multiple apps, and performance improvements in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. The new Office version is built for enterprises with many improved and innovative specifications. It has activated new process control devices on the manufacturing floor with new updates.
The 2021 version of Office is designed for customers with a traditional one-time purchase model. According to the company, the 365 subscription service and the new version will be supported for five years, and they will be available in 32 and 64-bit variants. The firm also said that it would increase Office Professional Plus's price by up to 10%. In contrast, Office 2021 for personal and small businesses will remain the same.